Category Archives: O.Praem Saints and Beati

All Saints of Our Order

THE SAINTS AND BEATI OF THE ORDER OF PRÉMONTRÉ ADALBERT, Blessed Son of King Vladislaus II of Bohemia. Canon of Strahov then Archbishop of Salzburg. ADRIAN AND JAMES, Saints (The Martyrs of Gorcum) Adrian Jansen was a canon of Middelburg … Continue reading

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Blessed Hugh

Blessed Hugh was one of St. Norbert’s first disciples and later became first abbot of Prémontré.  Pope Pius XI, a great friend of our Order, confirmed the immemorial cult of Blessed Hugh on July 13, 1927. He was born at Fosses-la-Ville in … Continue reading

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St. Godfrey and St. Gerlac

The 14th January marks two saints who have long been venerated in the Order. The 14th January is now marked as the memorial of St. Godfrey, but in the traditional Premonstratensian Breviary and missal it was marked as the feast … Continue reading

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2013

MMXIII 2013 1627 years since the conversion of Our Holy Father Augustine 1583 years since the death of Our Holy Father Augustine 933 years since the birth of Our Holy Father Norbert 920 years since the birth of Blessed Hugh … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Former Houses, General, Norbertine History, O.Praem Saints and Beati, Premonstratensian Communities, St. Norbert

Feast of Bl Peter-Adrian Toulorge

[T]hey have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. – Rev 7:14 It is with great pleasure that today we celebrate the first feast day of Bl Peter-Adrian Toulorge , Martyr of the French Revolution, who was … Continue reading

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Blessed Gertrude

Today in the calendar of the Order is the memorial of Blessed Gertrude. Gertrude was the daughter of Count Louis of Thuringia and Hesse, and his wife, St. Elizabeth of Hungary. She was dedicated to God from the womb by … Continue reading

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St. Dominic and the Premonstratensians

As we mark the memoria of St. Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers, we also recall a venerable tradition that holds that St. Dominic was a member of the Premonstratensian Order, specifically that he was a sub-deacon at the … Continue reading

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